Greener Grass (2019) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

Greener Grass (2019) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

Greener Grass (2019) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

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Greener Grass (2019) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)
Directed By: Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe
Starring: Dot-Marie Jones, D’Arcy Carden, Mary Holland
Rated: UR/Region A/2:35/1080p/Number of Discs 2
Available from Shout! Factory/IFC Midnight

In a day-glo colored, bizarre version of suburbia where adults wear braces on their already-straight teeth, everyone drives golf carts, and children magically turn into Golden Retrievers, soccer moms and best friends Jill (Jocelyn DeBoer) and Lisa (Dawn Luebbe) are locked in a passive-aggressive battle of wills that takes a turn into the sinister when Lisa begins systematically taking over every aspect of Jill’s life — starting with her newborn daughter. Meanwhile, a psycho yoga teacher killer is on the loose, Jill’s husband (Beck Bennett) has developed a curious taste for pool water, and Lisa discovers that she’s pregnant — with a soccer ball! That’s just the tip of the gloriously twisted iceberg that is the feature film debut from writers/directors DeBoer and Luebbe — a hilariously demented satire destined to be an instant cult classic.

Greener Grass was released under the normal Shout Factory banner when it could have very well been released under the Scream Factory one. I’ve heard it compared to David Lynch’s work and I can see that in a number of ways, as the movie often times feels like a fever dream and it is full of tons of surreal and random moments that don’t always seem to make the most sense but still works in the regards of this movie. We have a whole list of odd characters here but we are mostly with Jill. She opens up this movie by just giving her child away to her best friend and then often spends the rest of the movie trying to simply as for it back. She has another kid that has a very odd moment that I don’t want to spoil, but everything weird about her life comes to ahead eventually and that seems to be the most of what Greener Grass is. It’s a dip into the very awkward life and world these people (most with teeth braces no less) live in.

It’s a bit awkward at times and it is a movie that will be loathed by a good bunch of people who see it just because of this awkwardness. I think the acting is probably a high point for this movie as you have to be a good actor to act in the weird ways that all of these characters are. Nothing ever really makes the most sense, we have some dry humor, and still it makes for a very solid movie but it’s just one that sadly won’t be appealing to everyone who comes acrossed it and others might find it exciting and different. Which, to its credit, it is that as well. I liked it just enough myself and I think if you like stuff like artsy movies or weird stuff like David Lynch’s movies, then you should at least give it a watch and see if you are into the flavor of cinema this one is giving out.


  • Original Greener Grass Short Film
  • Deleted Scenes
  • TV Interstitials
  • Theatrical Trailer

Quality of Transfer: 99%

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